Central Florida Periodontics Provides Gum Disease Treatment, Orlando, FL
An estimated 42% of dentate U.S. adults 30 years or older had periodontitis, with 7.8% having severe periodontitis, according to The Journal of the American Dental Association. Periodontal disease is a name for the group of gum infections that gradually destroy your gums, supporting gum tissue, and the bone that holds teeth in place – leading to tooth loss. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, and the bacteria found in plaque produces gum-irritating toxins. Prolonged irritation causes the gums to separate from the teeth, and the plaque can harden into calculus (or tartar).
Retaining your teeth is directly dependent on proper periodontal care and maintenance. Let Central Florida Periodontics help your smile with gum disease treatment Orlando FL.
The Bad Guys
Gingivitis is the first-state of periodontal disease. Gum inflammation is a reaction by the body to bacteria. Gum tissue may appear red, swollen, and produce blood when brushing. If you’re at the first stage of gum disease, bone destruction has not yet occurred, and we can help completely correct the problem by removing all the calculus.
If left untreated, gingivitis can destroy the gingival fiber attachment to the tooth. This problem occurs because your body is trying to defend itself against a bacterial infection, and in turn, can end up damaging healthy tissue instead. Your best bet is stay ahead of gingivitis with gum disease treatment.
Periodontitis occurs when bacteria migrates down the root surface of the tooth. It then causes a decay in the inside lining of the gum and the bone and forms a periodontal pocket. Bacteria can continue to survive in these pockets, and bone loss can progress to complete tooth loss.
Periodontal diseases are gum infections that gradually destroy supporting gum tissue and bone and can lead to tooth loss. Gum disease can be first detected when gums either recede or become swollen and red. In later stages, the supporting bone is destroyed, and tooth loss can occur.
Dental plaque is the leading cause of gum disease as bacteria irritate the gums. Irritation can lead to gums separating from the teeth, causing pockets. Plaque can also harden into calculus (also known as tartar).
If you discover that you have some signs of infection, Central Florida Periodontics is here to help. There are many different treatments we can provide to take back control of your mouth. We pride ourselves on our very conservative approach to gum disease treatment recommendations, and we limit surgery to areas where it is only absolutely necessary.
Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy. Periodontal treatments usually begin with laser periodontal therapy. Our resident periodontal specialist, Dr. Sevor was the first of his kind to bring the FDA-approved, patented LANAP protocol to the Central Florida area. He is the most experienced provider of this technology with thousands of successfully treated patients.
Reduce Your Risk
Preventative periodontal care and maintenance are essential to tooth retention. Periodontal treatments become necessary when diseases and infections affect the health of your gums and jawbone. These infections can occur above and below the gum line and sometimes come without symptoms.
Here are some ways to prevent cavities and keep periodontal diseases from progressing:
Brush and Floss teeth daily.
Schedule regular professional examinations and cleanings to help keep ahead of the infection.
Talk to your doctor or dentist about acquired risk factors (diabetes, stress, medication, pregnancy, and poor nutrition) which may also contribute to gum disease.
Avoid using tobacco.
Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth.
Don’t blame yourself too much. Three out of four adults are affected by periodontal disease at some point in their lives. We’re here to help.
If Central Florida Periodontics can help you love your smile with gum disease treatment near Orlando, FL, contact us today to schedule an appointment.